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Sen. Daniel Inouye Sworn in as President Pro Tem

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | June 28, 2010

June 28, 2010 - With the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was sworn in on Monday as the Senate President pro-tempore (more often called the President pro tem), a post voted on by the chamber and traditionally given to the majority party’s most senior member. This makes him third in line to the presidency after the Vice President and Speaker of the House

Byrd's Top 10 Interests Funding

InterestContributions
Lawyers/Law Firms$260,726
Lobbyists$115,720
Banks and Credit$92,850
Public Sector Unions$88,000
Computers/Internet$81,200
Transportation Unions$76,000
Real Estate$65,700
Industrial Unions$65,250
Building Trade Unions$63,000
Mining$58,350

Inouye's Top 10 Interests Funding

InterestContributions
Lawyers/Law Firms$372,260
Lobbyists$238,971
Defense Aerospace$229,900
Pro-Israel$198,350
Casinos/Gambling$194,550
Real Estate$193,866
TV/Movies/Music$129,204
Computers/Internet$127,700
Sea Transport$118,900
Air Transport$112,950

Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in top 10 lists. Contributions shown for the last six years of available data, May 6, 2004 - May 5, 2010.

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